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Hocus Pocus

Virginia Highlands Park 1600 S Hayes St., Arlington, VA

Catch this Halloween classic in the park! Food trucks, by Curbside Kitchen, roll in at 6 p.m. and the Sanderson sisters descend at sundown.Pre-registration, masks for unvaccinated individuals, and social distancing are required.

Free

Count Dracula

Suns Cinema 3107 Mount Pleasant St. NW, Washington, DC

Jess Franco, of Vampyros Lesbos infamy (airing later tonight!), unites with Christopher Lee to faithfully adapt Bram Stoker’s Dracula. In German, this 1970 film stars Lee as the king vamp, Herbert Lom as Van Helsing, Soledad Miranda as Lucy, and Maria Rohm as Mina with all serving sinister sensuality.  

$10

CUADECUC, VAMPIR

Suns Cinema 3107 Mount Pleasant St. NW, Washington, DC

Filmmaker Pere Potrabella dives into experimental documentary in this striking, 1972 film focused on the making of Jess Franco’s Count Dracula. The film's nightmarish imagery pairs well with candid clips of Christopher Lee, Soledad Miranda, and Franco.  

$10

Vampyros Lesbos

Suns Cinema 3107 Mount Pleasant St. NW, Washington, DC

Jesús Franco, who the Vatican allegedly called “the most dangerous director in the world," creates a vampire story with yen for softcore scenes and "psycho-sexadelic" tunes. Starring Ewa Stoemberg, and Heidrun Kussin this Spanish language film runs for a hot and heavy 89 minutes.

$10

The Rocky Horror Picture Show 45th Anniversary Spectacular Tour

Entertainment & Sports Arena 1100 Oak Dr. SE, Washington, DC

Let's do the time warp again! That's right all your cool cats and Rocky fans, the Picture Show is singing "Damn It, Janet" right here in D.C., hosted by the original ‘Brad Majors’ Barry Bostwick. He'll be screening the original film with a live cast too and, of course, audience participation is entirely requested. Come […]

$25 – $45

House

Suns Cinema 3107 Mount Pleasant St. NW, Washington, DC

Nobuhiko Obayashi’s 1977 film—also known as Hausu—is a bit of a psychedelic ghost tale with Scooby-Doo-meets-bedtime-story-vibes and monsters realized through animation, collage, and more. A girl and her friends visit her sick aunt in the country where they encounter all walks of evil spirits.

$10

Microcinema: KimSu Theiler

Rhizome DC 6950 Maple St. NW, Washington, DC

New York filmmaker and sound artist KimSu Theiler showcases HE TAKES A PICTURE featuring live sound accompaniment for Rhizome's monthly microcinema.

$10 – $20

Hump Film Festival

Black Cat 1811 14th St. NW, Washington, DC

Dan Savage's indie porn fest, made by real people for real people, slides back into D.C. with a new lineup of sexy shorts.

$25

2021 Native Cinema Showcase

Held virtually, the National Museum of the American Indian hosts its annual Native Cinema Showcase from Nov. 12-18. The theme for the 2021 festival is activism: Native people boldly asserting themselves through language, healing, building community, and a continued relationship with the land. With seven features and 40 short films, the showcase spotlights 39 Native […]

Free

A Musical Celebration of the The Bodyguard

Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Ln., North Bethesda, DC

National Philharmonic's conductor Luke Frazier unites with Deborah Cox to bring the music from 1992 romance film to the stage.

$69 – $89

Film|Neu

Landmark E Street Cinema 555 11th St. NW, Washington, DC

D.C.'s 29th annual festival showcasing new films from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland returns in hybrid form between Landmark E Street Cinema, the Edlavitch Jewish Community Center, and online. Films include opening night's Enfant Terrible, Swiss film My Wonderful Wanda, and closing night's The Last Execution.  

$2 – $45

Castle in the Sky 35th Anniversary

AMC Georgetown 14 3111 K St. NW

Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman, Mark Hamill, and Mandy Patinkin lend their vocal talents to Pazu, an engineer’s apprentice, who falls for Sheeta, a floating girl, in a quest to find a mythical castle and battle air pirates, secret agents, and more.

$11 – $14.25